Rivers State Government Working to address the needs of flood victims

Rivers State Government  has declared it is working with local government areas affected by flood to cater for the needs of persons displaced by the flood.

Speaking on behalf of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike during the presentation of relief materials by Agip Nigeria, Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke said that the Ministry of Special Duties is addressing the needs of the displaced persons.

 He thanked Agip Company and her  joint Venture partners, NNPC and OANDO for donating relief materials for the upkeep of those affected by this year's flood.

He said: "Let me on behalf of Rivers state, thank you for  coming to  Government House Port Harcourt and also thank you for this kind gesture on the donation of relief materials to the victims of the flood disaster.

"We  appreciate your concern for our people. We also know that what you have done is a demonstration of your social corporate social responsibility.

"We assure you that the state government, through the Ministry of Special Duties   set up a team in conjunction with  the affected local government councils to address the situation ".

He said that the government a lot to alleviate the suffering of the flood victims in the various internally displaced persons camps.

"Let me assure you on behalf of the Rivers state government that these items that you have provided here,will be utilized judiciously. Be rest assured and inform your management that no single item here will be mismanaged because we have a responsible Minitry of Special Duties and social is managing the affected persons ", he said.

Presenting the materials, Inei Letam  Saronwiyo, Representative of Agip Company and the joint Venture partners, NNPC and OANDO, said the donation is aimed at alleviating the suffering of the victims of the flood disaster.

She said: "In our effort to support the Rivers state government to alleviate the suffering of the communities that are devastated by the flooding this year,we are here to donate some relief materials,particularly to the communities in Ogho Epkema

"We are here on behalf of our joint venture partners to present these materials to you,the Governor of Rivers state and the people of the communities that are affected by the flood.

We hope and pray our little effort will go a long way in helping to support the government of the Rivers state of Nigeria."

Hon. Nathanel Uwaji,  Member representing ONELGA State constituency II thanked Agip and the joint venture partners for their donations to the affected communities.

Representative of Rivers State Governor and Chief of Staff, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke receiving relief materials donated by Agip Nigeria through her representative, Inei Letam  Saronwiyo for flood victims on Monday